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Sunday, June 26, 2005

EEOC Reorganization Plan To Be Voted on July 8th


The EEOC has been attempting to reorganize its field offices, but has met resistance, primarily it appears from the union that represents its workers. Still the story in at Govexec.com EEOC officials answer critics of reorganization proposal makes it sound as the EEOC really has the better argument, since ultimately Gabrielle Martin, president of AFGE National Council of EEOC Locals No. 216, is left complaining about the plan because "it fails to address serious staffing shortages at the agency. Ideally, she said, any savings gleaned from the restructuring should be used to hire more employees." Since doing more with what they had was the whole purpose of the reorganization, it seems Ms. Martin's argument misses the mark.

Basically the EEOC is opening 2 more offices, but downgrading a number of district offices to the next lower rank, a field office. Those taking a step down would include Baltimore, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, San Antonio, Seattle and Washington D.C. . Milwaukee gets bumped down two grades to an area office. The principal savings will be cheaper management because of the lower level offices.
For more information on the reorganization, including to see how where you would report under the new line up check out the EEOC Field Repositioning Plan. For Texas, San Antonio gets downgraded from a District to a Field office, now reporting to Dallas. Dallas and Houston would have altered territories:

DALLAS DISTRICT OFFICE - The State of Texas Counties of Anderson, Archer, Armstrong, Baylor, Ball Bosque, Bowie, Brown, Callahan, Camp, Carson, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Coleman, Collin, Collingsworth, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallam, Dallas, Deaf Smith, Delta, Denton, Donley, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fanning, Fisher, Franklin, Freestone, Gray, Grayson, Gregg, Hamilton, Hansford, Harrison, Hartley, Hemphill, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Hutchinson, Jack, Johnson, Jones, Kaufman, Lamar, Lampasas, Leon, Limestone, Lipscomb, McLennan, Marion, Milam, Mills, Montague, Moore, Morris, Navarro, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Potter, Rains, Randall, Red River, Roberts, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rush, Shackelford, Sherman, Smith, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, Taylor, Throckmorton, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Wood, Young, Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brazos, Brooks, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Coke, Comal, Concho, Crockett, De Witt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Fayette, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Hidalgo, Irion, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kennedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Live Oak, Llano, McCulloch, McMullen, Mason, Maverick, Medina, Menard, Nueces, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Starr, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Washington, Webb, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala, Andrews, Bailey, Borden, Brewster, Briscoe, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Cottle, Crane, Crosby, Culberson, Dawson, Dickens, Ector, El Paso, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Hale, Hardeman, Haskell, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Motley, Parmer, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Scurry, Sterling, Stonewell, Swisher, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler and Yoakum. The State of New Mexico Counties of Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Sierra, Dona Ana, Otero, Eddy, and Lea.

San Antonio Field Office - The State of Texas Counties of Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brooks, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Cameron, Coke, Comal, Concho, Crockett, De Witt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Hidalgo, Irion, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kennedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lee, Live Oak, Llano, McCulloch, McMullen, Mason, Maverick, Medina, Menard, Nueces, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Starr, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata and Zavala.

El Paso Area Office - The State of Texas counties of Andrews, Bailey, Borden, Brewster, Briscoe, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Cottle, Crane, Crosby, Culberson, Dawson, Dickens, Ector, El Paso, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Hale, Hardeman, Haskell, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Motley, Parmer, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Scurry, Sterling, Stonewell, Swisher, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler and Yoakum. The State of New Mexico Counties of Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Sierra, Dona Ana, Otero, Eddy, and Lea.

HOUSTON DISTRICT OFFICE - The State of Louisiana and the State of Texas Counties of Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Wharton, Shelby, Nacogdoches, Houston, Madison, Brazos, Washington, Fayette, Lavaca, Calhoun, Victoria, and Jackson.

New Orleans Field Office - The State of Louisiana.

Oklahoma which had been under the Dallas District office will now be under St. Louis.

If you have an objection, better raise it soon. The plan will be voted on at the Commission's meeting on July 8.

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